Angela Merkel bows out as Germany witnesses end of a political era – BBC News

It’s the end of a political era in Germany, as elections take place for a new leader to replace Angela Merkel as Chancellor after 16 years.

A whole generation of young Germans have known no other leader.

One o f the big issues of the election campaign has been climate change, with activists holding big rallies across the country.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Europe editor Katya Adler on the campaign to succeed Mrs Merkel.

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